If you have been charged and are required to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court, our criminal lawyers in Townsville are here to help. We recognise that being charged with any offence can be a stressful experience.
Depending upon the nature and seriousness of the offence, you may be required to attend in accordance with a Notice to Appear (NTA). There is usually a presumption that bail will be granted to you in these circumstances. However, if your charge or charges are more serious, you may be held on remand in the watchhouse pending a bail application which is opposed by the Queensland Police Service.
This Notice to Appear should provide you with the time, date, and address of your matter. It should also provide you with the charge/s which your matter concerns. If you are unrepresented when you arrive at the Townsville Magistrates Court, you should speak to Police Prosecutions about obtaining a copy of your Queensland Police Service Court Brief (QP9). This will provide a general idea of the case against you and is a good starting point to assess how best to proceed. Our firm can offer you a complimentary case assessment, which will consider the documents received from prosecutions. Call us on 0401 999 347 to arrange this free case assessment.